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Nature through the Seasons

By: Adams, Richard; Hooper, Max

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1975

Seller ID: 2263102

ISBN: 0671221078

Condition: Good


Top edge of jacket very lightly rubbed, jacket faintly toned. Spine slightly cocked, boards slightly bowed, pages very faintly toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 108 pp. Illustrated by David A. Goddard. Describes the animals, birds, trees, and flowers that the amateur naturalist is likely to encounter in each season. View more info

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Selected Journals and Other Writings (Penguin Nature Classics)

By: Audubon, John James; Forkner, Ben

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195122

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Edges rubbed, pages toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. xliii, 573 pp. The fist one-volume selection of non-ornithological writings from one of America's premier naturalists and painters. Gathered here are the fruits of his [Audubon's] literary talent: journals, letters, bird biographies, a memoir of his early years, and stories of the American frontier.... His enormous efforts resulted in the finest collection of American birds ever painted by a single individual. Yet readers of this anthology of his writings will discover an equally monumental achievement--a life dedicated to the ap... View more info

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Audubon's Birds of America

By: Audubon, John James; Griscom, Ludlow

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1950

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291836

Condition: Very Good


1st thus. Lacks jacket, light edge wear. 1950 Hard Cover. CONTENTS: Loons; Shearwaters; Storm Petrels; Tropic Birds; Pelicans; Gannets; Cormorants; Darters; Man-o'-War Birds; Herons and Bitterns; Wood Ibises; Ibises and Spoonbills; Flamingos; Swans, Geese, Surface-Feeding Ducks, Diving Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, and Mergansers; Vultures; Kites, Short Winged Hawks, Buzzard Hawks, Eagles, and Harriers; Ospreys; Caracaras and Falcons; Grouse; Quails; Turkeys; Cranes; Limpkins; Rails, Gallinules and Coots; Oyster-Catchers; Plovers, Turnstones and Surf Birds; Woodcock, Snipe, Sandpipers; Avocet and Stilts... View more info

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The Art of Audubon: The Complete Birds and Mamals

By: Audubon, John James; Peterson, Roger Tory

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Times Books: 1979

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2281502

ISBN: 0812908414

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Jacket spine head chipped, two minor chips to jacket spine base, one-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket faintly toned. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1979 Large Hardcover. xiii, 674 pp. The Art of Audubon presents for the first time all of Audubon's 655 magnificent octavo Birds and Quadrupeds, full size and in full-color, in a single volume. View more info

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The Art of Audubon: The Complete Birds and Mamals

By: Audubon, John James; Peterson, Roger Tory

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Times Books: 1979

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2281507

ISBN: 0812908414

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. A few creases to front jacket flap, jacket edges very lightly rubbed, jacket very faintly toned, small piece of tape on rear jacket panel. 1979 Large Hardcover. xiii, 674 pp. The Art of Audubon presents for the first time all of Audubon's 655 magnificent octavo Birds and Quadrupeds, full size and in full-color, in a single volume. View more info

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Audubon, Early Drawings

By: Audubon, John James; Rhodes, Richard; Edwards, Scott V.; Morris, Leslie A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208610

ISBN: 0674031024

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2008 Large Hardcover. xxxv, 250 pp. In 1805, Jean Jacques Audubon was a twenty-year-old itinerant Frenchman of ignoble birth and indifferent education who had fled revolutionary violence in Haiti and then France to take refuge in frontier America. Ten years later, John James Audubon was an American citizen, entrepreneur, and family man whose fervent desire to “become acquainted with nature” had led him to reinvent himself as a naturalist and artist whose study of birds would soon earn him international acclaim. The drawings he made during this ... View more info

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The Birds of America

By: Audubon, John James; Vogt, William - introduction & descriptive text

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2293326

Condition: Good


First thus (later printings excluded 65 of the 500 plates). Lacks jacket. Boards a bit soiled, gilt titles mostly rubbed away from spine, endpapers and edges a bit foxed. 1937 Large Hardcover. x, [2], 500, xxvi pp. Numerous beautifully designed color plates reproduced from Audubon's famous paintings. View more info

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Birds

By: Bateman, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205877

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor wear to jacket corners, remainder mark on top page ridge. 2002 Large Hardcover. 176 pp. Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has sketched and painted bird life in every corner of the globe. And a lifetime of observing an extraordinary range of species has given him a wealth of knowledge about bird habitats, behavior, and survival skills. Now, in this unique volume, Robert Bateman's newest paintings are combined with his insightful reflections on bird life in splendid pages that will delight nature and art lovers alike. View more info

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Birds of the Niagara Frontier Region: An Annotated Check-List (Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Volume 22)

By: Beardslee, Clark S.; Mitchell, Harold D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263679

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by Harold D. Mitchell with inscription, To Fred and Elsie Webb with my very best wishes. No jacket, ink note on second blank. 1965 Hard Cover. xix, 478 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Ornithological History of the Region: Observers, Previous Works; Territorial Outline and Life Zones: Territory Boundaries, Life Zones and Bird Distribution, Territorial Zonal Divisions--Sub-Carolinian Zone, Typical Alleghanian Zone, Sub-Canadian Zone; Territorial Localities of Special Ornithological Interest: Ontario, Huron and Erie Plains, Covering the Niagara River and Western Ne... View more info

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How to Attract the Birds, and Other Talks about Bird Neighbours

By: Blanchan, Neltje

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278689

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, lettering on spine and on front board rubbed, board edges rubbed, ink gift note on second blank. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 224 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nellie Blanchan De Graff (October 23, 1865 – February 21, 1918) was a United States scientific historian and nature writer who wrote books on gardening and birds using the penname Neltje Blanchan. Her work is known for its synthesis of scientific interest with poetic phrasing. She was born in Chicago to Liverius De Graff and Alice Fair. She was educated at St. John's in New York C... View more info

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Hawking or Faulconry [Falconry]

By: Blome, Richard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Thames Valley Press: 1971

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 2288971

ISBN: 0900294043

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1971 Hard Cover. xxxii, 123 pp. Modern facsimile of 1929 edition. Includes fold-out engraving. Falconers will welcome the reappearance of this scarce treatise on seventeenth-century hawking. View more info

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Traveling with the Birds: A Book on Bird Migration

By: Boulton, Rudyerd

Price: $15.00

Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Co.: 1933

Seller ID: 2274144

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1933 Large Hardcover. Explores the migration habits of many different birds. View more info

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October Farm: From the Concord Journals and Diaries of William Brewster

By: Brewster, William; Barbour, T.; French, Daniel Chester

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280917

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with light stain on back corner. 1937 Hard Cover. 297 pp. Black and white photographs. A transcription of journals and diaries by the early American settler, with a foreword by T. Barbour and an introduction by Daniel Chester French. 'October Farm' was the name that William Brewster, one of the greatest American ornithologists, gave to his beautiful estate in Concord, Massachusetts. We have transferred the name to this delightful book, which is made up of selections from the voluminous diaries he kept during practically his whole life. View more info

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Concord River: Selections from the Journals of William Brewster

By: Brewster, William; Dexter, Smith O.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2287037

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. No jacket. ink name on front endpaper recto and verso. 1937 Hard Cover. vi, 258 pp. Deckled edge. Illustrated by Frank W. Benson. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Brewster (July 5, 1851 – July 11, 1919) was an American ornithologist. He co-founded the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) and was an early naturalist and conservationist.[1] View more info

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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region

By: Bull, John; Farrand, John, Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2292546

ISBN: 0394414055

Condition: Near Fine


1992 reprint. An exceptional copy. 1977 Small Softcover. 784 pp. A complete guide to the identification of common birds of the eastern United States. View more info

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The New Bruce Burk Game Bird Carving

By: Burk, Bruce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Winchester Press: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272200

ISBN: 0832904392

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly bumped, page ridges lightly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1988 Large Hardcover. xv, 383 pp. Contains simple and advanced carving projects and includes descriptions of game bird species and dimensional data to help the carver create reproductions. View more info

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Bird (Eyewitness Books)

By: Burnie, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1988

Seller ID: 2278981

ISBN: 039489619X

Condition: Good


A few spots, foxing to page ridge. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Each spread is composed of full-color photos, sketches, and explanatory text covering the anatomy, behavior, and adaptations of birds and presented in a visually appealing manner that compels further page turning. View more info

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A Guide to the Birds of the Galápagos Islands

By: Castro, Isabel; Phillips, Antonia

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Princeton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289169

ISBN: 0691012253

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name on endpaper. 1996 Hard Cover. Made famous by Charles Darwin's work on evolution and speciation, the Galápagos Islands contain an extraordinary wildlife that attracts thousands of visitors today. Those tourists who wish to concentrate on the birdlife now have A Guide to the Birds of the The Galápagos Islands, which offers unprecedented comprehensive coverage. This field guide presents every species to have been recorded within the archipelago, including accidentals and vagrants. Twenty-eight color plates illustrate the species, while four color plates show the key isla... View more info

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Hawks (Peterson Field Guides)

By: Clark, William S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1987

Seller ID: 2269983

ISBN: 0395441129

Condition: Very Good


Initials on page ridge edges. 1987 Trade Paperback. Hawks and their kindred species present unique identification challenges to birders, and this introduction prepares the birder very well to tackle the task of identifying the raptors in a relatively easy and efficient manner. View more info

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Songbird Carving (A Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers)

By: Daisey, Rosalyn Leach

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Schiffer: 1986

Seller ID: 2275629

ISBN: 0887400574

Condition: Very Good


One inch tear along bottom edge of jacket rear previously mended with tape, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Ink name and address and gift note on front endpaper. 1986 Large Hardcover. vi, 256 pp. Songbird Carving is a unique book that can be appreciated on two levels: first, as a step-by-step set of instructions, with exquisite photographs and hand-drawn illustrations covering techniques of carving, texturing, painting and mounting of five songbird projects; second, as a work of art unto itself. The five songbird projects featured are the Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted titmouse, American Goldfinc... View more info

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Songbird Carving, II

By: Daisey, Rosalyn Leach; Kurman, Sina Patricia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Schiffer: 1987

Seller ID: 2199398

ISBN: 0887401198

Condition: Good


Sticker to front paste-down endpaper, bookplate on front endpaper, pages lightly toned.Small stain to jacket front, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1987 Large Hardcover. 272 pp. Following the success of the first book about songbird carving, the authors revisit the subject with five new projects. Again, the carving techniques are exhaustively covered, illustrated with beautiful photographs and drawings. The songbirds include male and female northern cardinal, house sparrow, blue jay, and American robin.Keywords: ROSALYN LEACH DAISEY SINA PATRICIA KURMAN SONGBIRD CARVING BIRDS BIRDING ARTS CRAFTS ... View more info

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New York State Museum Memoir 12: Birds of New York (Volume 2)

By: Eaton, Elon Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York: 1914

Seller ID: 2282985

Condition: Good


No jacket, loss to spine base, lacks front endpaper, title page faintly foxed. 1914 Large Hardcover. 719 pp. Volume 2 of 2. CONTENTS: Land Birds: Introductory Note; Bird Ecology; The Economic Value of Birds; The Status of Our Bird Laws; Special Measures for Increasing Bird Life; Bird Refuges; Private Preserves; Description of Genera and Species; Addendum: New York Bird History Since 1910; Explanations of Plates; Index. View more info

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The Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys

By: Engers, Joe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thunder Bay: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275623

ISBN: 0934429758

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light general wear. 1990 Large Hardcover. 320 pp. A huge, oversize, fully illustrated look at an American folk-art treasure, complete with hundreds of lavish full-color photographs. View more info

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Backyard Birds of New York: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds

By: Fenimore, Bill

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gibbs Smith: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292809

ISBN: 1423603494

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Trade Paperback. BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also provides expert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from cr... View more info

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A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America: Revised and Abridged with the Addition of More than One Hundred Species

By: Forbush, Edward Howe; May, John Bichard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1955

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2262772

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Lacks jacket. 1 inch superficial split to front endpaper along hinge (binding strong). 1955 Large Hardcover. xxv, [3], 553, [1] pp. A vast handbook, with birds arranged by Order & with text accompanied by 97 lush color plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Allan Brooks, and Roger Tory Peterson. This edition adds more than one hundred species, with revisions by John Bichard May. View more info

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Woodcock Ways

By: Hall, Henry Marion

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1934188

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Related article laid in. Jacket rubbed & lightly soiled. Quite a bit better condition than usually seen. Very good. 1946 Hard Cover. 84 pp. Includes color plates and black & white sketches. A study of the woodcock, which has also been known as the 'little whistler', 'big-eyes', 'owl snipe', timber doodle', etc. A nocturnal bird with strange migration habits, this species has been fascinating to bird enthusiasts since medieval times. View more info

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The Relation of Birds to the Cotton Boll Weevil

By: Howell, Arthur H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington Government Printing: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1838422

Condition: Near Fine


Boards lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1907 Hard Cover. 34 pp. Pamphlet bound in hardcover boards with original wrappers preserved. As a result of investigations during the years 1906 and 1907, our knowledge of the part birds play in restricting the ravages of the pest was considerably increased, and a number of additional species were founds to feed upon the weevil. Practical suggestions are made in the bulletin for increasing the number of swallows breeding in the cotton districts, swallows having been ascertained to be among the most important enemies of the pest. View more info

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The Chickadees: A Contemporary Fable

By: Hyers, Conrad; Piechocki, Ed

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Westminster Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202563

ISBN: 0664209904

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed.Bottom edge of jacket spine rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped, general wear. 1974 Hard Cover. 63 pp. Illustrated by Ed Piechocki. A modern fable about a band of chickadees whose envy of the condor and golden eagle eventually teaches them the value of self-acceptance. View more info

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I Live with Birds

By: Ivor, Roy [Hance]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Follett Publishing Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201737

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned, ink note to front endpaper verso.Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1968 Hard Cover. xix, 172 pp. For nearly forty years, Roy Ivor has devoted his life to living with, caring for and studying a vast array of Canadian wild birds, while his reputation as a conservationist has spread throughout the world. At his Windinglane Bird Sanctuary near Erindale, Ontario, his intimate observation of chickadees, bluebirds, wood thrushes, hawks and many other species has revealed some startling discoveries. In this magnificent volume, profusely illustrated with photographs, Roy Iv... View more info

Bird Etchings: The Illustrators and Their Books, 1655 -1855

By: Jackson, Christine E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293890

ISBN: 0801496845

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 1989 Trade Paperback. 288 pp. This handsome volume surveys bird-book publishing in Britain from just before 1660, when metal-plate printing was introduced, to the mid-nineteenth century, when the process was superseded by lithography. In this period, most of the bird books published in Britain were illustrated by the authors themselves, who learned to etch their drawings of birds on metal plates. It was a time when hundreds of previously unknown species were being discovered in all parts of the world, and a flood of new specimens reached the British Isles. Bird E... View more info